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Welcome to Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the course.
SARAH BISSELL: Hi everyone, welcome to week two. In week one, we established that PTE academic uses task-based questions that integrate key language skills. We introduced you to the speaking and writing skills that are common to a number of item types, and we gave you examples to practice. This week, we will focus on the skills that relate specifically to boosting your speaking and improving your writing. We will continue to identify, explain and practice the assessed subskills that underpin the items in the test. We look at strategies for speaking naturally and fluently and producing understandable speech using targeted examples.
And we will dig deeper into writing with a focus on how to organize sentences within paragraphs and how to logically order paragraphs to construct a complete, complex and coherent essay. We hope week two will continue to equip you with the practical skills for approaching speaking and writing test items with confidence. We look forward to joining you in the discussion.

Welcome to Week 2 of the course. We’re glad you could join us as we continue our journey to understanding the speaking and writing subskills that are required to perform well on PTE test items.

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